Women's Forester Coat

Go adventuring in comfort and style.

With a beautiful fit and lovely, professional-looking details, the Forester is a truly achievable outerwear pattern - we think you'll be surprised by how simple it is to make!

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Pattern Features:
  • Video guides for every step
  • Collar + optional detachable hoods
  • Zipper closure (with snap or button alternative)
  • In-seam pockets
  • Add the Nestledown Maternity + Baby-Carry Add-on

  • Women's Forester Coat Sewing Pattern by Twig + Tale

  • Skill Level:  Adventurous Beginner - Intermediate depending on options chosen.   The instructions are very detailed and clearly walk you through step-by-step, so an advanced beginner should feel comfortable sewing this. The Forester Coat also includes a full video tutorial as part of the pattern.  

  • What is the Nestledown Baby Wearing Add-on?  View it here

    View size chart + materials list | View pattern FAQ | Read more on the blog

    Cover image by Sarah Connell

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 14 reviews
    I love it!

    This pattern is written so well with so much detail, it was a pleasure to put together a coat that I'm so happy with and proud to wear :) the drafting is also spot on, you've set the bar high for independent PDF pattern drafters!

    Very good

    The directions were really good, I made my first adult coat with this pattern and it turned out pretty good I would say!

    Loved the Forester Coat!

    Loved this pattern! Super simple to follow and the end result looked great! The mini videos i the pattern were a great help when I was stuck.

    The only bit I got stuck in was step 39 as my collar piece was a bit small and found I had to stretch it slightly. I also realised I only needed to do the outer collar, as the lining collar would be sewn later on.

    I was in between sizes so sized up and it was a bit big, but was easy to sew another seam allowance to the loose areas as needed (I’m usually a rtw size 14-16 and made size j). It sits big enough that I could wear a top and jumper underneath comfortably. I found the recommended zipper for size j (70cm) too long, but a 66cm one was perfect.

    If doing again, I would add light interfacing to the collar as I found it sagging in some areas (that could be the material I used though - wool blend suiting). I found the hood a bit tight too, so would probably size up if next time (but I do have a big head haha).

    I added toggles to mine as I love the look of toggles, but all fastening options instructions are easy to follow.

    I found the custom fit instructions and size blending options interesting and will try them next time (I was a bit intimidated to try these the first time).


    Haven't got to use yet but looks good

    My new winter coat

    I love this coat, I made it from forest green wool. It’s just tailored enough to look pulled together, but still comfy and easy to make as all Twig and Tale patterns are. I love the in seam pockets and the details that make it look much harder to make than it is. I love that I can easily follow the instructions step by step, and create such a professional looking result. Thank you for another gorgeous pattern

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